How does it work?
What we define as quality of vision has two parts. The first is the visual system itself: the eye. The second and the less obvious part is the one that processes the visual information that comes from the eye: the brain. While we can only change the visual system using optical and external intervention (usually glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery), we ourselves can influence the way we process visual information. Studies have shown that it is possible to train the brain to process images obtained from the eye much more effectively, and that results in a richer visual experience.
It is important to understand that training in 20/20 GYM has no effect on the optical system, so people using glasses or contact lenses will be asked to train using their prescription glasses or lenses. If you train regularly, you can expect noticeable improvement in 1-3 months.
My vision is pretty good. Do I need to practice in 20/20 GYM?
We all know a person who is in great shape but still exercises regularly to maintain physical fitness. You, too, should take care of your visual fitness. Those with excellent vision will experience noticeable improvement after training, but it will not be as dramatic as it will for those with poorer vision. Your vision is essential to your experience of the world. There’s no reason to accept age-related deterioration of your eyesight as inevitable.
What types of training do you offer?
At present, there are four types of training. Visual acuity training improves the keenness of vision in general, but especially at a close range. Contrast training improves contrast distinction and is used mainly to improve night vision. Day vision training enhances your overall vision in daylight. Color differentiation training enhances the ability to distinguish between different colors, resulting in vivid and colorful vision.
How will I perform the training?
You will train in front of a PC at home or in your office. You will be asked to sit in front of the screen at specified distance, cover one eye at a time, and focus on a rotating pattern that will be displayed on the screen for a few minutes. You are welcome to play music during your 15-20 minutes of training. As we have mentioned, if you use glasses or contact lenses, you will be asked to train with them on.
Is it possible to do other things while training?
We recommend that you take the time to practice peacefully and without disruption. It never hurts to break away from the bustle of your day and just sit quietly for a few minutes. We certainly recommend playing some of your favorite music in the background as you concentrate on the exercises. It is not impossible to have a conversation on the phone and practice simultaneously; however, the training will not feel as effective.
How much time does each session take?
The recommended length of each session is about twenty minutes: you should take five minutes for each eye separately and five more minutes for both eyes together. If you take into account the time to set up, log in, etc., the total training time is about twenty minutes. Please note that twenty minutes is the recommended time, but even if you spend about two minutes per eye and a total of 10 minutes for each session, the training will have noticeable effect.
How often should I train?
We recommend one or two training sessions per day. The time of day should not limit you; training will be effective at any time convenient for you. Practice should integrate into daily life and not be a burden.
Is there a limit on how much I can train?
Unlike a physical workout, there is no limit to brain exercise. You can train several times a day. We recommend daily training during the first three months and one training session every two or three days afterwards. However, we do not recommend more than two trainings a day. Vision improvement is gradual, and the brain needs time to adjust. Training more frequently will not speed up the process.
What change should I expect in my eyeglass prescription?
Your eyeglass prescription (measured in diopters) is determined by the thickness of the lens and the distortions it may contain. Training in 20/20 GYM has no effect on the structure of your lens AT ALL, so your eyeglass prescription will not change a bit. However, the quality of your vision will improve dramatically. Try it and find out for yourself!